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Alabama man charged with poisoning 2 Chihuahuas with anti-freeze

ZWICKAU, GERMANY - AUGUST 23: A Chihuahua dog waits inside a Trabant 601 car as fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. Hundreds of Trabant enthusiasts arrived to spend the weekend admiring each others cars, trading stories and enjoying activities. The Trabant, dinky and small by modern standards, was the iconic car produced in former communist East Germany and today has a strong cult following. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)

ZWICKAU, GERMANY - AUGUST 23: A Chihuahua dog waits inside a Trabant 601 car as fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. Hundreds of Trabant enthusiasts arrived to spend the weekend admiring each others cars, trading stories and enjoying activities. The Trabant, dinky and small by modern standards, was the iconic car produced in former communist East Germany and today has a strong cult following. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

An Alabama man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly poisoning and killing his neighbor's dogs with anti-freeze.

According to the Gadsden Times, Chief Investigator Doug Jordan says 27-year-old Carlos Enrique Guzman, of Attalla, about 60 miles northeast of Birmingham, was seen pouring something out of a bottle onto food and feeding it to two Chihuahua dogs. Police say Guzman then threw the bottle in the woods. The two dogs became sick and later died.

Police say the bottle was found and sent for testing at the Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics. Preliminary tests indicated it was anti-freeze, containing the poisonous component ethylene glycol. The dogs' bodies have been sent to a lab to confirm cause of death.

Guzman was arrested Thursday, charged with first-degree animal cruelty and released on $5,000 bond.

It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

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